First baseman Justin Bour of the Miami Marlins has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for September.
In 26 games last month, Bour led Major League rookies and ranked third among all National Leaguers with nine home runs, while his 25 RBI led Major League rookies and ranked second overall. The 27-year-old's .590 slugging percentage was the top rookie mark in the NL, and it was the league's sixth-highest overall. Bour posted a .290 (29-for-100) batting average during the season's last full calendar month, which was good for third among NL rookies as were his 29 hits. On Sunday, September 27th, Bour blasted two home runs and drove in three runs, leading the Marlins to a 9-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves. The multi-homer performance was a career-first for the Washington, DC native, and the three-RBI performance tied a personal best (10 times). Bour, who was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 25th round of the 2009 MLB Draft, finished the season with 23 homers and 73 RBI, both of which were third among NL rookies.
Other rookies receiving votes included Chicago's Kris Bryant (.336, 13 R, 36 H, 5 HR, 19 RBI, .561 SLG); New York's Michael Conforto (.265, 9 R, 22 H, 5 HR, 12 RBI, .518 SLG) and Steven Matz (2-0, 2.86 ERA, 20 SO, 22.0 IP); San Francisco's Jarrett Parker (.414, 9 R, 12 H, 6 HR, 13 RBI, 1.069 SLG); Milwaukee's Jason Rogers (.488, 10 R, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .707 SLG); Corey Seager (.318, 15 R, 28 H, 4 HR, 15 RBI, .406 OBP) of the Los Angeles Dodgers; Miami's Adam Conley (2-0, 2.54 ERA, 30 SO, 28.1 IP); and Colorado's Justin Miller (2-0, 0.75 ERA, 18 SO, 12.0 IP).
The National League Rookie of the Month for September, Justin Bour, will receive a specially designed trophy, suitably engraved, to commemorate his performance.